• Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

The Super Falcons of Nigeria in their quest to return to the Olympics stage after 16 years will take on the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the last phase of the Women’s Olympics Tournament qualifier.

The last phase of the qualifiers will see Nigeria play host to their opponents on April 5 at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, before travelling South for the return leg scheduled for 9th April, at a venue yet to be selected.

Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football, CAF has appointed Algerian referee Ghada Mehat as referee for the first leg in Abuja. Mehat’s compatriots Asma Feriel Ouahab and Lamia Atman will be in the roles of assistant referee 1 and fourth official respectively. Mariem Cheddad from Mauritania will serve as assistant referee 2.

Senegalese Fadouma Dia, a former FIFA referee, will be the referee assessor while Ghanaian Christine Ziga will serve as commissioner.

For the return leg scheduled for South Africa (venue to be decided) on Tuesday, 9th April, the Confederation of African Football has appointed Tunisian official Dorsaf Ganouati as referee. She will be assisted by compatriots Houda Afine (assistant referee 1) and Emna Ajbouni (fourth official) with Egyptian Yara Atef Abdelfattah as assistant referee 2.

Agar Mezing from Cameroon will be the referee assessor while Cindy Dludlu from eSwatini will be commissioner.

Super Falcons who beat the Lionesses of Cameroon 1-0 in two legs at the penultimate phase will hope to beat their opponents to the ticket and join 15 other countries for the tournament that kicks off in Paris on July 16, 2024.

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